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    Captain Pearl R. Nye collection, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available The collection is comprised of field recordings made by John A. Lomax in June 1937 and by Alan Lomax and Elizabeth Lomax in November, 1937 in Akron, Ohio, of songs performed by Pearl R. Nye related to life on the Ohio and Erie Canal, with photographs of canal life. Also included is correspondence between Nye and Harold Spivacke of the Library of Congress, and ...
    • Contributor: Lomax, John A. (John Avery) - Lomax, Alan - Nye, Pearl R. - Archive of American Folk Song - American Folklife Center - Library of Congress. National Digital Library Program
    • Date: 1937
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    Alan Lomax collection, Collection comprises manuscripts, sound recordings, photographs, film, and videorecordings created and collected by Alan Lomax in his work documenting song, music, dance, and body movement from many cultures. Includes field recordings and photographs Lomax made in the Bahamas, the Caribbean, England, France, Georgia, Haiti, Ireland, Italy, Morocco, Romania, Russia, Scotland, Spain, the United States, and Wales, 1930s-2004; plus his worldwide collection of ethnographic documentary ...
    • Contributor: Lomax, Alan - Archive of American Folk Song - American Folklife Center - Association for Cultural Equity
    • Date: 1933
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    Charles L. Todd and Robert Sonkin migrant workers collection, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available The collection includes field recordings made in July and August, 1940 and 1941 in Farm Security Administration migrant worker camps in California. These included the Arvin, Shafter, Visalia, Firebaugh, Westley, Thornton, and Yuba FSA camps. Recordings were made of dance music, popular songs, ballads and folk songs, original songs, conversations, camp council meetings, poems, and stories describing life in the camps, whose residents were ...
    • Contributor: Pike, Russ - Sonkin, Robert - Todd, Charles L. - Lomax, Alan - Hemmig, Robert - Rothstein, Arthur - Lange, Dorothea - Archive of American Folk Song - American Folklife Center - Library of Congress. National Digital Library Program
    • Date: 1939
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    Lands' End all-American quilt collection, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available The collection consists of photographs of quilts and quilters, essays, entry forms, and a few fabric and needlework samples submitted in three nationwide contests in 1992, 1994, and 1996 sponsored by Coming Home, a division of Lands' End, Inc. home shopping service, and Good Housekeeping magazine. Approximately 13,100 entries for the three contests came from all 50 states and the District of Columbia, with ...
    • Date: 1992
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    National Visionary Leadership Project interviews and conference collection, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available Collection consists of videocassettes and video discs of about 300 full-length oral history interviews with noted African American leaders conducted by Camille O. Cosby, Renee Poussaint, and others for the National Visionary Leadership Project from 1997 to 2009, and includes photographs of the interviewees taken at the time of the interviews. Among those interviewed are Senator Edward Brooke, Congresswoman Cardiss Collins, educator John Hope ...
    • Date: 1997
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    Local legacies collection, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available Arranged by format and accessible by state or locality, the collection includes photographs, sound recordings, videorecordings, correspondence, published and unpublished materials, and artifacts related to community events, traditional occupations and practices, and cultural and religious life across the United States and its territories, providing a snapshot of American culture as it was expressed in the year 2000, in communities from every state in the ...
    • Contributor: Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress) - American Folklife Center - Local Legacies Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1997
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    Chicago Ethnic Arts Project collection, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available The collection consists of sound recordings, photographs, manuscript materials, videorecordings, publications, ephemera, administrative files, and field notes produced and collected during the 1977 Chicago Ethnic Arts Project field survey from 1976-1981; but primarily during fieldwork conducted by fourteen folklorists directed by the American Folklife Center in 1977. The final project report presented to the Illinois Arts Council summarized the current conditions and folk arts ...
    • Contributor: Bartis, Peter - Bradunas, Elena - Choi, Chungmoo - Epstein, Shifra - Fiske-Rusciano, Roberta - George, Philip - Hellenberg, Antony - Kalčik, Susan J. - Klymasz, Robert Bogdan - Klymasz, Shirley ... Bartis, Peter - Bradunas, Elena - Choi, Chungmoo - Epstein, Shifra - Fiske-Rusciano, Roberta - George, Philip - Hellenberg, Antony - Kalčik, Susan J. - Klymasz, Robert Bogdan - Klymasz, Shirley - Lund, Jens - March, Richard - Mathias, Elizabeth - Metcalfe, Ralph H. - Moloney, Mick - Robinson, Beverly J. - Swenson, Greta E. - Dovydenas, Jonas - Fleischhauer, Carl - González, José Gamaliel - Trbuhovic-Grasa, Gordana - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress) - Illinois Arts Council - Chicago Ethnic Arts Project
    • Date: 1976
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    Juan B. Rael collection, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available This ethnographic field collection documents the musical heritage and Catholic religious and cultural traditions of the Hispano residents of the portion of the northern Rio Grande region spanning northern New Mexico and southern Colorado. It contains sound recordings of alabados (hymns), folk drama, wedding songs, and dance tunes performed by various artists singing a cappella and performing on fiddle, guitar, and harmonica, collected by ...
    • Date: 1940
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    Working in Paterson Project collection, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available The collection consists of manuscripts, sound recordings, photographs, artifacts, publications, and ephemera from an ethnographic field project conducted by the American Folklife Center, Library of Congress, which documented occupational culture in Paterson, New Jersey in 1994. Subjects include the textile industry, industrial architecture, machine shops, labor unions, family owned businesses, dressmaking, and ethnic restaurants. A single manufacturing firm, Watson Machine International, was the focus ...
    • Contributor: Carroll, Thomas Deblasio - Cooper, Martha - Lautenberg, Frank R. - Levitas, Susan - Lloyd, Timothy Charles - McCarl, Robert - Pascrell, Bill - Smith, Lynda S. - Taylor, David Alan - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress) - American Folklife Center - Library of Congress. National Digital Library Program - United States. National Park Service. Mid-Atlantic Regional Office
    • Date: 1993
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    September 11, 2001 documentary project collection, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available The collection documents reactions of ordinary citizens in the immediate aftermath of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks in the United States in sound and video recordings of interviews and personal narratives; as well as photographs, children's drawings, two scrapbooks, letters and e-mail, poems, ephemera, a sermon, and a few artifacts, including three United States flags. Photographs document spontaneous shrines near the Pentagon, in ...
    • Date: 2001
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    Eight sounds of Chinese musical instruments, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available Illustrated lecture in which ethnomusicologist Nora Yeh discusses characteristics of traditional Chinese instrumental music and the categorization of the "eight sounds" as they are related to the tonal qualities and colors produced on the instruments.
    • Contributor: Yeh, Nora
    • Date: 2004
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    Ivan Kupalo : ritual in post-Soviet Ukraine, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available Illustrated lecture by Dr. Natalie Kononenko, Professor of Slavic Languages, Literatures, and Folklore at the University of Virginia, on the re-emergence of ritual celebrations of Ivan Kupalo, the mid-summer festival of St. John the Baptist, in post-Soviet Ukraine.
    • Contributor: Kononenko, Natalie O.
    • Date: 2004
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    From patent medicines to patents for indigenous knowledge : material and spiritual economies, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available Lecture on images of American Indians and African Americans used in patent medicine advertising from 1840 to 1910 and on the current economic interest in "indigenous knowledge" as it relates to traditional medicine and healing.
    • Date: 2004
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    Carter Family tribute collection, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available Collection includes video recording, sound recording, and posters for a concert performed to honor Janette Carter, who received the Bess Lomax Hawes Award and National Heritage Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts for her lifelong advocacy for the performance and preservation of Appalachian music. Performers include her son Dale Jett, grandson of A. P. and Sara Carter of the original Carter family; ...
    • Contributor: Jett, Dale - Jett, James D. - Lay, David - Lay, Linda - Sheets, Deborah Jean - Sheets, Randy - Wilson, Joe - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 2005
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    Margaret MacArthur concert and interview collection, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available Collection of video and audio recordings and program of concert featuring Margaret MacArthur, ballad singer and song collector from Marlboro, Vermont. Margaret MacArthur sings ballads, songs, recites poems and rhymes. The collection includes an oral history interview with MacArthur recorded in Marlboro in 2002 by Jane C. Beck, with complete transcript (78 p.) of the interview; also included is an article written by Jane ...
    • Contributor: Macarthur, Margaret - Beck, Jane C. - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress) - John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts (U.S.). Millennium Stage
    • Date: 2002
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    D. W. Groethe concert and interview collection, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available Collection includes sound recording and program flyer for a concert featuring cowboy songs and poetry performed by D. W. Groethe, who lives in Bainville in northeastern Montana and grew up in North Dakota. The collection also includes a videorecording of an oral history interview with Groethe, conducted by Alexandra Swaney, Director of Folklife Programs, Montana Arts Council, and a color photograph of D. W. ...
    • Contributor: Groethe, D. W. - Swaney, Alexandra - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress) - Library of Congress. Recording Laboratory
    • Date: 2005
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    Benton Flippen and the Smokey Valley Boys concert and interview collection, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available Collection includes sound and video recording and program flyer for a concert featuring Benton Flippen and the Smokey Valley Boys performing old time music from the region of Surry County, North Carolina. The collection also includes a digital color publicity photograph of Benton Flippen, and a videorecording of an oral history interview with the musicians conducted by Wayne Martin, Director, North Carolina Arts Council ...
    • Contributor: Flippen, Benton - Martin, Wayne - Bode, Frank - Clifton, Verlen - Smokey Valley Boys - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress) - Library of Congress. Recording Laboratory
    • Date: 2005
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    Negrura Peruana concert collection, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available Collection of sound and video recordings and a program flyer of a concert featuring Afro-Peruvian music and dance performed by the group Negrura Peruana, from Hartford, Connecticut. The group, consisting of seven musicians and four dancers, performs the music and dance of Peru's African and criollo population originally living in the coastal area around Chincha south of the captial and later transplanted to Lima, ...
    • Contributor: Negrura Peruana (Musical Group) - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress) - Institute for Community Research (Hartford, Conn.)
    • Date: 2005
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    Birmingham Sunlights concert collection, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available Collection of sound and video recordings and a program flyer of a concert featuring African-American a cappella gospel music performed by the Birmingham Sunlights, a group formed in Birmingham, Alabama in 1978, who perform quartet gospel songs and traditional spirituals.
    • Contributor: Birmingham Sunlights (Musical Group) - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 2005
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    Stetson Kennedy and "Building Democracy in America," Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available Collection includes digital video and analog sound recording of the Stetson Kennedy and Peggy Bulger lecture and discussion; one black-and-white photograph of Stetson Kennedy seated at the base of a tree taken by Ivy Bigbee; and a program flyer for the event. Kennedy begins by discussing his memories of Benjamin Botkin, and collecting "folksay" and folklore idioms for the WPA folklore project. Kennedy discusses ...
    • Contributor: Kennedy, Stetson - Bulger, Peggy A. - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 2005
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    Bridles, bits, and beads : folk and fieldwork from the high, wide and handsome state of Montana, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available Alexandra Swaney, folklife director at the Montana Arts Council discusses the traveling exhibition on Montana folk arts that she curated in the 1990s, which includes the work of several American Indian artists, a jazz pianist, a painter, and a saddle maker, a Hmong singer, cowboy poets, artists, quilters, an Irish American accordionist (John "the Yank" Harrington) among others. The collection includes 66 slides from ...
    • Contributor: Swaney, Alexandra - Montana Folklife Project - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 2005
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    David Ayriyan and Levon Ayriyan concert and interview collection, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available Collection of video recordings of a concert of Armenian and other regional classical, popular, and folk music performed by David Ayriyan, a master player on the kemanche, a bowed stringed instrument; and by his son, Levon Ayriyan, dumbek, performed in the Coolidge Auditorium, Library of Congress on April 12, 2006, as part of the Homegrown concert series sponsored by the American Folklife Center. David ...
    • Contributor: Ayriyan, David - Ayriyan, Levon - Lambrecht, Winifred - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress) - John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts (U.S.). Millennium Stage
    • Date: 2006
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    James "Super Chikan" Johnson concert and interview collection, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available James Johnson of Clarksdale, Mississippi, performed Delta blues in concert with special guest Richard Crisman "Daddy Rich," performed in the Coolidge Auditorium, Library of Congress on May 23, 2006, as part of the Homegrown concert series sponsored by the American Folklife Center. Johnson is also an instrument maker and performed on several of the hand painted guitars he calls "Chikantars." The collection includes a ...
    • Contributor: Super Chikan - Morrisey, Larry - Daddy Rich - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress) - John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts (U.S.). Millennium Stage
    • Date: 2006
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    River Boys Polka Band concert and interview collection, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available Collection of videorecordings of a concert of Dutch Hop polka music performed by the River Boys Polka Band, performed in the Coolidge Auditorium, Library of Congress on June 21, 2006, as part of the Homegrown concert series sponsored by the American Folklife Center. The term "Dutch Hop" is used generically to describe traditional dance music of the Volga Deutsch (Germans from Russia who emigrated ...
    • Contributor: Meister, Gwen K. - Schmer, Robert - River Boys Polka Band - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress) - John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts (U.S.). Millennium Stage
    • Date: 2006
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    Natasinh dancers and musicians concert collection, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available Collection of video recordings and sound recording of a concert featuring Lao music and dance from Iowa performed by the Lao Natasinh Dance Troupe of Iowa, performed in the Coolidge Auditorium, Library of Congress on July 26, 2006, as part of the Homegrown concert series sponsored by the American Folklife Center. The group consists of eighteen Lao dancers and musicians, as well as Khampheng ...
    • Contributor: Lao Natasinh Dance Troupe of Iowa - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress) - John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts (U.S.). Millennium Stage - Freer Gallery of Art
    • Date: 2006